56points

Audio-Technica ATH-M20

20points

JBL Synchros S210BT

88points

Philips SHB8850NC

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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Audio-Technica ATH-M20 vs JBL Synchros S210BT vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
56
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20
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88
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95
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M20 better than JBL Synchros S210BT & Philips SHB8850NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Has a coiled cord

Why is JBL Synchros S210BT better than Audio-Technica ATH-M20 & Philips SHB8850NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Has an earbud form

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Audio-Technica ATH-M20 & JBL Synchros S210BT & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Has an on-ear form
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M20 & JBL Synchros S210BT & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Travel bag is included
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a mute function

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

5.sweat resistant
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

6.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

2.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

3.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

4.Has WiFi
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

3.has a noise canceling microphone
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

4.has a mute function
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

5.has voice commands
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

6.has an accelerometer
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

For example

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Audio-Technica ATH-M20
JBL Synchros S210BT
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

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